In honor of the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, here’s a look back at all the Black actresses and actors who have won or been nominated for Oscars. RELATED STORIES OPINION: Should Black Folks Celebrate If “Precious” Wins An Oscar? OPINION: 10 Biggest Black Snubs at the Oscars
Black people have long shared a fraught relationship with the Academy Awards.
From The Root: When Hattie McDaniel, the first African American ever nominated for an Academy Award, arrived at the Ambassador Hotel for the 1940 ceremony, she was seated at a table on the extreme periphery of the auditorium.
Lee Daniels’ film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire” has been nominated for six Academy Awards.
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